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Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. satellite shows a big massive ridge of high pressure that will be the dominant feature throughout the weekend. go tok a hot holiday weekend. and there is sunny skies, going to be warm throughout the central part of the state. and 98 the high in sacramento. 104 in fresno. and sunday, up to 100 in sacramento. and 79 in big sur, warm here tomorrow into the bay area, south bay, skies sunny. highs 90 in san jose z 89 in coupe tino. on the pin anyone slarks highs of 82 in san mateo. and upper 60s on the coast and there is 70 in the sunset district. and there is highs mainly low to mid-90s and near east bay highs mid to upper 80s. and there is mid-80s towards fremont out into inland east bay, highs mid to upper 90s, monterey bay mid to upper 70s near the bay. and here is the accu-weather forecast. it's going to be hotter sunday, highs around 100 degrees, temperatures may drop off monday remaining sunny, looking like cloudy skies for the fire works displays around the bay area monday night z we bounce back up to 100 degrees tuesday. heat stays with us for a while. >> thanks spencer. >> co
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Jul 11, 2011 4:30am PDT
to meet the woman she saved. >> i probably give her a big hug and just say that i'm sorry that it took so long. i'm glad that her and her kids are okay. >> the officer has gotten a call from jaycee dugard's mother says not a day goes by that they don't thank them for what they did. >> some of the neighbors watched the interview with mixed emotions last night. they say they are horrified to hear what went on for so long but they are amazed at her strength and her recovery she is making from her ordeal. >> she has given strength to people in that similar situation and strived to make the best. >> she is very, very brave. >> they pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sex charges last month. she was sentenced to life in prison and nancy is serving 36 years to life. >>> now to the latest on seven missing northern california men in the gulf of california. within hours divers could start searching for them. a navy deep water team from hawaii is due to explore the wreckage of the erik that flu now on the sea floor. they will be looking to see if any of the missing men are still on the boat. meanwhile,
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Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. i want to show you what will move in tomorrow. we're all going to cool down slightly. the big cooldown near the coast. offshore winds today. and the fog, more onshore winds will move that inland so get ready for cooler temperatures for tomorrow. >> alan: that heat combined with the danger of fireworks is signaling a precautionary tone this fourth of july weekend. we're at the alameda county fair where the temperature has dropped to 94 degrees. feeling any cooler out there? >> reporter: actually, believe it or not that three degree difference does make a huge difference. you can see the people lined up at the cooling center. this where the paramedics have been delivering first aid all day long. >> welcome to the county fair! >> reporter: there really isn't a wait to beat the near triple digit heat. you just learn to cope with it. that means hiding under whatever shade you can find or create, and staying well hydrated. >> going to the misters, and then jump in the pool. >> reporter: as temperatures sizzled, so did grills in the bay area, in spite of the warning. the scorching we
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Jul 2, 2011 5:00am PDT
the rivers fast, swollen and as we saw, very dangerous. >> a big increase in the stock market yesterday. the dow jones industrial average soared 180 points. it will open at 12,582. for the week the dow gained 648 points, that's nearly a 5 1/2% jump. the nasdaq also saw a big jump of 42 points and the s & p. 500 rose 14. >> for school the news is not good. they are recommending a ten percent increase in twotition from the board of regents. it would make up the loss in the budgets. the in state tuition would rise by more a thousand dollars to $12,200 a year. >>> imagine spending only a few dollars to help send a bay area student to college. it's possible through a new website called scholar match. students in financial need post their profile hoping to get people to donate money toward their college twotition. here is how it works. >> college is an expensive proposition but san francisco's scholarmatch.org is helping some students pay for their education. >> it began here at this tutoring center. men students were being accepted into college but didn't have a way to pay for it. >> the exe
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Jul 26, 2011 11:00am PDT
% blame congress and republicans. >> this say the long running down turn is forcing big fundamentals in how americans live. 54% of americans say they have had to change their lifestyle in a big way. someone in the household or close friend or family member has been laid off in the last year. 82% of marines say they areing a difficult time finding a job in their area. we wanted to know how it affected you. we invite you to record a video dairy and then upload it to u report or e-mail it to ureport to us and we may be coming out to tell your story. >> a democratic congressman is resigning in the growing sex skeanld. david wu of oregon made the announcement. yesterday nancy pelosi called for an ethics investigation after accusations by wu had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. he said he wouldn't step down but the well-being of his children come first so he'll resign. >>> just ahead, mcdonald's menu make over. how happy meal will get healthier. michelle obama weighs in on the changes. >> first i couldn't go to sleep. wide with awake. >> 49ers are back to work but honey...? [
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00am PDT
. he said he saw two faces and two big sets of eyes. the two men on board were killed. it happened at 7:30 last night. plane crashed into a medical office building narrowly missing the main hospital building here at the watsonville community hospital. >>> the blilgs department but no one was there except for the people that were actually on the plane. >> reporter: here a close-up shot. faa will be on scene to take a close look at the crash scene but no cause has been identified yet. witnesses say it was foggy at the time. the plane had just taken off from the watsonville municipal airport. it's registered under two men but names were not released. hospital was not affected by the crash so hospital workers were able to continue caring for their patients. >>> this morning, survivors of a capsized fishing boat in mexico are expected back home in the bay area. at the same time family members of the seven men still missing are hoping they will have a reuin yoon in the near future. nick smith joins us. >> it's been tough for the families. 16 of the remaining 19 american survivors have crossed
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Jul 9, 2011 8:00am PDT
when the plane hit. lisa amin gulezian reports on the family and investigation. >> he was like my big brother, looking out for me. >> john can't believe his brother is dead. david and his wife and sons were on their way to to yosemite when they crashed. this little boy laid flowers at the crash scene. this is video taken by a witness soon after the plane crashed near watsonville community hospital. n.t.s.b. is in charge of find go out what happened. investigators picked through the charred remains. >> we looked at the man, machine and environment. we look at the pilot, his or training and experiences. >> david has started flying a few years ago. he bought the plane last year. investigators won't speculate on a cause for this crash but his friends have their own ideas. >> probably the airplane stalled and lost altitude when you lose altitude on takeoff there isn't enough altitude to recover from a stall. >> authorities confirmed, they died instantly. >> it's just incredible family they do so much. if you need a hug, a smile, anything, they were there. >> to see one of them injured let
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Jul 27, 2011 4:30am PDT
8 1/2 hours of fighting the fire but now the big question is what kind of toxic problems it has created for us in the air. the plume of black smoke could be seen as far away from oakland. it was burning as many as 30,000 plastic bins. the company makes those plastic bins that are used by farmers. firefighters found it extremely hot making this fire a huge challenge for them. investigators say workers at the plant started the fire. >> we have confirmed with the business owners and employees on site that that they did have employees with working with some type of open flame device. i don't have details but probably a blowtorch or welding in that area. >> no major injuries were reported. about 120 firefighters came to help out with this when it reached the sixth alarm. they even received help from travis air force base. they finally stopped putting water on it about 9:30 last night. macro plastics has been here for 20 years and never had a fire like this. 45 workers -- 45 people work here. at this point it's grateful that everyone evacuated safely and everybody is okay. live in fai
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
. a big week all the way around. let's start with the case. these arrests could mean the common raise of giovanni ramirez. he was arrested in may. l.a.'s police chief at the time said very emphatically this was the man who beat stow. so l.a.'s mayor's office tells the l.a. times they are obviously going to need an explanation. now an anonymous police source say two people have been arrested. >> we were just waiting, kind of like everybody else. we know they have a big job to do and a lot of work ahead of them. we are putting all our faith in the lapd right now. >> this wouldn't mean ramirez would go free. he is serving time for a parole violation. this is a good example of why people shouldn't rush to judgment. we don't know what led them to these two people. we are hoping we will learn more today. as for stow's progress, according to his family's blog he has made a breakthrough and he opened his eyes and closed them on demand. when they asked him what his last name was, he mouthed the word stow. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news." >>> residents in one san francisco n
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00am PDT
and the investigation. >> my big brother looking out for me. seems like we are going to see him walk in the door. >> john houghton still can't believe his brother is dead. david, his wife, dee^dee, and their sons, ryan and luke, were on their way near yosemite to meet john and the rest of the family when they crashed. this little boy laid plowers at the crash scene. this is cellphone video taken by a witness soon after the plane crashed near watsonville community hospital. the ntsb is in charge of finding out what happened. investigators picked through the charred remains. >> we look at the man, the machine and the environment. when we look at the man we look at the pilot, his or her training, his or her experience or his or her experience in the air craft type. >> david houghton started flying a few years ago. he bought the plane last year. investigators won't speculate on a cause for this crash, but houghton's friends have their own ideas. >> probably the airplane stalled and lost altitude. when you lose altitude on takeoff, there isn't any -- there isn't enough altitude to recover from a stal
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
% of the staff will previously employed by ami. >> we got a big weekend coming up and a hot weekend coming up. >> it was getting pretty warm yesterday afternoon. >>> hottest days are still ahead of us, good morning, coming up on 6:07. you can see the storm track and moisture and green staying up the canadian border and dry air that will work its way toward us aiding in that heat wave developing. 60 in concord. 65 in antioch and everybody else in the mid to upper 50s half moon bay at 50 degrees. the coast will be the most comfortable while the rest of us are having above average temperatures. 66 in half moon bay. low to mid-70s richmond, oakland and upper 70s to low 80s for the rest of bay shore. mid to upper 80s in the south bay and east you bay. let's head down to the monterey bay, upper 80s to low 90s. a little more comfortable around the bay with low to mid-70s and down into salinas. take a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast, you can see the stream of hot weather inland. i can't remember 7 days mid to upper 90s. seven days in a row. low to mid 80s around the bay and there is the c
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am PDT
. the roof started burning at 11:10 at alcatraz and king streets. it was an enormous fire. big flames coming out of that roof. it's too early to stay whether fireworks were to blame. check out these images from over in brentwood, two homes caught fire. firefighters think it was the barbecue grill, no one was hurt. the victims from one of homes had only been there about three weeks had just moved in. they had unfortunately been through this before. >> very scary. we were able to get out in time. we know the neighbors were able to help us. it was a second fire we've had. so it burned down and the fire department responded really fast >> reporter: just incredible. now check out what they were dealing with out in the county. east contra costa county, lots of grass fires, half a dozen. the skies lit up with illegal fireworks so a lot of them on the ground there were a lost fires. this is in bay point. no injuries were reported from these fires and no structures were burned but again, firefighters say it's too early whether fireworks was to blame but it would be quite a coincidence that it just ha
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Jul 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
on this bill today. but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- gets this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all, there are no negotiations going on in that final compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls now from democrats. but he's trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise, it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrats, that's exactly right. okay, jon karl, jake tapper, thanks very much. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> reporter: that's right. >> the asian market. elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starti
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Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
at an iconic skating rink. >>> also, fog over the bay area, and a big marathon coming up tomorrow. leigh glaser will have your accuweather seven-day forecast when we come back. >> the giants needed a good long start from madison baumgardner today. he only gave up five runs in the first. a long day for madison. we'll [ male announcer ] brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> it's the end of an rare in milpitas. it's the time for the farewell skate at cal skate, one of the last skating rinks in the bay area, running nonstop for the last 34 years. >> parents opened the facility in 1977, and we've had a great run. we've developed a real culture here at ca cal skate. people are very sad -- people are very sad that we're leav
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Jul 1, 2011 11:00pm PDT
and sunny skies brought people outdoors in big numbers. the temperatures reached the mid-nineties throughout parts of the bay area. san francisco's washington square park was busy in the middle of the day as a lot of folks started their long weekend early. >> get outside on the 4th of july weekend and get a little reading outside. the san francisco fog was gone for the time being. >>> sandhya patel is here now with a look at what you can expect. >> inland areas will be baking. looking at saturday's highs, higher than today. 96 in santee yok and 95 for -- in antioch. it will be hot in the north bay as well. low 90s for santa rosa, napa. san jose, 90 degrees. bayside communities, pretty warm in the 80s. oakland 83 and fremont 87. palo alto, 86. if you do not like the heat, the only place to escape it would be right near the coast. 76 in san francisco. 68 in half moon bay. the temperatures will rise some more as we head into sunday. we are talking about triple digits showing up. we'll be back with a look at your forecast coming up. dan? >>> it may be harder to find fireworks this 4th of july, b
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Jul 2, 2011 5:00pm PDT
average temperatures. people got out and enjoyed the warm weather. the fair, a big fashion trend is hats. a lot of people wearing hats to protect themselves from the sub. while the warm, sunny weather is inviting. at it important to remember to stay safe. >> the fourth of july is on the weekend, and the key thing is to stay hydrated. and just straight water is a great plan, and if possible stay away from salty foods which can >> we're under a "spare the air" alert tomorrow. the bay area air quality management district is expecting up healthy conditions so officials say limit your driving over the 4th of july weekend. >> here's a good way to spend a summer day. here's a live look from the santa cruz camera. the coast is the place to be to escape the heat. here's a sign the cooldown is coming. this is the fog rolling into the area. much thicker a short time ago and now not quite as think. meteorologist leigh glaser is here with the latest. >> leigh: some of the fog kept temperatures in coastal communities down, and we'll see some cool temperatures develop overnight tonight. mainly near the
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00am PDT
is opened up. danville, stalled big rig, 680, right lane we do have a bart delay in san francisco peninsula in the eastbound direction of about 15 minutes. >>> we'll check in a little later. fire crews spent nearly all night looking for hot spots in a massive fire at a plastics plant. this morning, the questions are turning to what is left in the air. the fire begin yesterday afternoon at macro plastics in fairfield. amy hollyfield is live where fire officials are just about to give another update. >> we're waiting for that update. right now, take a look behind me. wow, now the sun is up you see the damage that happened here at this plastics manufacturing company, chain link fence is gone. the fire just melted it. this field is blackened. it's burned for about eight and a half hours and firefighters said it was very hot and intense fire. it started at about 1:15 at macro plastics here in fairfield. they say workers accidentally started oors the fire. the fire burned 15,000 to 30,000 plastic bins that creates toxic smoke. the agency calls it the worst smoke you can encounter. residents were
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Jul 30, 2011 5:00am PDT
big now, so i'm donating them. nogoing back the again. good for you! how'd you do i eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >> a second sea lion has found with fishing line tied around its neck. two weeks ago another one was found that way. a tourist sent us a photo of the animal. a second animal was also spotted near peer 39. both animals appear healthy but they are concerned the wire may prevent them from eating. they have been able to capture either sea lion but will try again soon. >>> a problem starting with bees when a beekeeper tried to remove about half a dozen beehives from a vacant home in fair oaks. but as george warren reports, that simply enraged the bees and they swarmed the entire neighborhood. >> neighbors down the street could watch the warm of bees from a safe distance and yours truly could watch from the safety of a c
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Jul 7, 2011 6:00am PDT
big to perform the rescue. at that point, they will notify land or air assets, like a helicopter that could get closer to the people in the water. at that point it would certainly be checked out by medical technicians and taken to the nearest hospital for evaluation. >> the seven men were on board a fishing boat when it sank sunday morning. more than 40 people were on board at the time. mexican navy and u.s. coastguard has searched more than 1100 square miles. the aircraft took off from mcclellan air force base this morning and mexican authorities are leading the search but rescuers and mexican authorities are hoping they can find survivors. live at the coast island in alameda, nick smith, "abc 7 news." >>> jaycee dugard is breaking her silence on television since she was freed. she gave diane sawyer an exclusive interview ahead the release of her book. she says she wears a pine cone around her neck because that is the last thing she remembers after losing consciousness. she says she can't believe she can now jump into a car and just go to her beach with her girls. the exclusive
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Jul 13, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. sunday's match will be shown on the big screen at 11:45 a.m. the viewing party is free and there is a soccer skills session for kids, a bouncy house, i'll be there, giants trucks and all of the excitement working up quite an appetite for fans in san francisco. >> terrific. >> and it's not just chickenen nuggets anymore. a dozen restaurants banding together, promising to make childrens' menus healthier. 19 restaurants say they'll focus on increasing servings on kid menus. the items will have less fat, sugar and sodium. >> the national restaurant association developed a program to make it easier for restaurants as well as providing a selection of healthier options and make it easy for us as skpairnts kids to try to find options. >> and less healthful foods will still be on the menus but. >> the crew of space shuttle atlantis is halfway through the last mission ever after they return to earth on thursday, atlantis will be retired. abc 7 talked to the crew today. among them, specialist rex wallheim of san carlos. the wake up song today "rocket man" from elton john. waits ti
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
jose southbound, big sinkhole. 30 by 30 sinkhole. emergency crews are trying to get it fixed. traffic is getting by in the left lane. they hope to have it fixed by noon. >>> it's 6:15. one landlord is going through drastic measures to crack down on dog poop. a manager of apartments said she is so sick of tenants not cleaning up after pets she is hiring a dna testing service to find the culprits. she has to collect dna samples. they say owners who are caught will have to pay 60 for the cost of tests for future offenses. >> and reporters deal with all kinds of situations out in the field but there are some you can't prepare for. take a look at this reporter on l.a. wildfire on saturday. didn't look up in time. helicopter swooping in, down comes the water atop of her. nobody hurt, crews got the fire under control. a good training for the reporter >> i think the producer ordered that. it's great tv. >> we're on doing a drop. >> let's move on. come on. we all want, and not much drizzle in the forecast as we come up on 6:17. we're looking down from mount tamalpais and notice the sun is up a
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Jul 16, 2011 5:00am PDT
own road closer this weekend, not nearly as big. highway 1 between lake street and the golden gate bridge will be closed in both directions from 8:00 tonight through 11:00 tomorrow morning. the closer will allow crews to shift traffic to a new bridge. detour signs will be up to get you around the area. >>> this morning volunteers will resume their search for missing nursing student michelle le. the search was led through a remote section of the hills east of fremont. young the group was le's brother who has worked tirelessly to find his sister. >> i can't imagine life without her. living without her has been a struggle. it's been almost more than i can bear. >> le was last season agreeing to her car at the hospital more than seven weeks ago. there is a $100,000 reward for information about her disappearance. >>> some people in san mateo are back in their home after a search for a potentially armed suspect came up empty. they sealed off an area for more than two hours last night. the trouble started when a man suffered a stab wound to his hand about 6:30. officers searched a home bu
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00pm PDT
was harder. then, she was about to faint. i gave her a few big ones and it came out of her mouth. >> i couldn't believe it. such a tiny girl had such a power punch in her. and i was just proud. >> wow. she says she decided to go public with the story so people taking care of her kids know it's important to teach the little ones important life-saving techniques. so kult, she says i gave her some big ones! >> and exactly, what presence of mind there. >> springing into action. >> and there is lovely sunny skies today. and there is a beautiful day, warmer in most loks than yesterday. there is a live view right now from our sutro camera looking over san francisco. there are low clouds as you can see making their way into the shot here, blue skies inland. take a look at temperature readings, it's mild in fremont and fairfield. upper 70s at napa and san jose. 76 in redwood city. 69 in san francisco. 68 half moon bay. and it's warmer in vir wallly all location business awe few degrees, six degrees warmer in san francisco then at this hour yesterday. seven degrees than at this hour yesterday. and seve
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00am PDT
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to know. 7 on your side is coming up. [ female announcer ] at jcpenney, we're giving you a big thank you this friday ansaturday! just use your jcpenney rewards credit card to save an extra 20% on all your favorite brands, including home! no exclusions! go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. we make style affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. a big thank you this friday ansaturday! just use your jcpenney rewards credit card to save an extra 20% on all your favorite brands, including home! no exclusions! go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. we make style affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> abc news is reporting after a year of study the pentagon is now ready to abandon the don't ask, don't tell policy on gays in the military. the secretary of defense and joint chiefs of staff signed off on this change. this announcement will be made tomorrow and will take another 60 days before the policy officially repealed. >> two suspects arraigned today in the death of a union city woman whose body was found burning on an oakl
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00am PDT
a big memorial that we've been reporting. sheriff's memorial later this morning. it's open to the public and you can expect traffic delays, north san pedro road, redwood highway, that begins about 9:30 this morning until 4:00 this afternoon at the marin veterans memorial auditorium. live look, slow traffic. you can see road work out of novato southbound 101 toward central san rafael. >>> thank you very much. >> still ahead, the power of google. that may force the chairman to testify before congress. >> and new tool that will help parents figure out how much college will cost. >> and what a study is revealing about the subtle differences in about the subtle differences in añañc@c@c@bbúúúfmtmtmtmtmtmtmtmt about the subtle differences in añañc@c@c@bbúúúfmtmtmtmtmtmtmtmt you gotta try honey bunches of oats with almonds! it's got real, sliced california almonds with a third less sugar per serving than honey nut cheerios. wow! delicious! try honey bunches of oats with almonds! denny's new tour of america menu. 50 star cuisine. the new tour of america menu. starting at $4.99. only at
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Jul 10, 2011 9:00am PDT
in criminal activity and we have is seen a big reduction in violence. when things like this happen, we have to determine why. >> she doesn't think the neighborhood is safer. >> i want to move. i just secure my area, my place of living. that is about it. >> reporter: police are still trying to come up with a motive in this case. as for the man being questioned who was here at the scene, she person of interest and not a suspect at this point. >>> sacramento based c-130 coastguard crew will make at aerial search for the 78 people still missing from a chartered fishing boat that sank in mexican waters back on july 3rd. a group of bay area residents were on board when the ship was knocked over by big waves. lisa amin gulezian talked to one survivor who found himself floating in the sea of cortez watching the boating under. >> charles gibson is used to facing danger, he is a former lieutenant and he is the chief of police for the xhoornt cac community college district the. he was also on board the erik. >> it was just like erik as it went down in the water. i felt the feeling of aabandonment. >>
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Jul 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >> takes your breath away. it's very hot. sweaty. gross. >> reporter: the big apple is on the broiler, with heat indexes soaring to 110 degrees. the statue of liberty's crown closed to visitors. in chicago, parents were steamed over a local summer school without air-conditioning. >> they deserve to come here comfortably to learn. >> reporter: in detroit, the city started rolling power blackouts. it's just before 2:00 in new york. and the air temperature is 94. add in the humidity and heat index is 107. as anybody in the city knows it's hotter on the pavement. this reading 113. at a new york city subway station we found temperatures over 95 degrees. this dry cleaner's was sweltering over 100 degrees. and in times square, the bright lights turned off to save power. within five minutes, i already developed a full sweat. the kind of heat that can have a real physical impact. let's bring in dr. besser. and we'll test some folks out. >> in this heatat i've only bee out here a few minutes. and i already feel my pulse is racing. that's what we'll see here. >> reporter: sure enough we found da
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00am PDT
for the cause of the second big vegetation fire in a week. this fire was reported just before 11:30 yesterday morning. the crews got there and blaze had consumed an acre and burning toward the east bay mud reservoir. fire was contained to three acres. nobody was hurt. it is considered suspicious. >>> 6:35. what the level, for example, of wildfires, the level of threat, danger? >> i would say with the cool temperatures, the following out there, probably diminished. back in the midwest, mike? >> we were feeling your pain last week. >> which one was it? >> it was both. it's fun to taste it and appreciated what we had. here is a look, nice to see acre back. area of low pressure bringing the sea breeze. it's why we have a patchy drizzle to contend with. and check out winds southwest 9, oakland, west at 10. napa southeasterly wind 25 at fairfield where a nice sea breeze is shooting through the central valley. temperature is one degree warmer in los gatos. two in san jose, everybody else at the same or five degrees cooler than yesterday. clouds hang around through 8:00. we'll still be in the 50s. by
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
people. >> and money problems in washington could are v.a big impact on california, especially on unemployment. edd is notifying more than one million californians if the crisis is not resolved their check koz stop coming. >> we don't have a reserve in our insurance trust fund. it's about $8.5 billion in the hole right now. we don't have that kind of backing to be able to pay basements right now. >> and also, schools are worried they won't be able to provide free lunches to children and a gas tax that goes to projects might not be distributed. >> and executives are growing concerned that the come back could be derailed by the impass. abc 7's david louie is live with what those tech leaders are saying. caved? >> ceos say there is a simple proposition for congress. if lawmakers do their job and get a debt deal done, ceos will focus on getting the economy back on track. no region of the country holds more promise to generate jobs and put the economy back on track. but record profits, job creation and growth could become casualties of a default. >> stocks could fall 20% to 30%. and
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Jul 30, 2011 6:00am PDT
. looks like we won't see any changes in the short term there. but overall the big picture sending in some cloud cover. this is all due to the big high that has encompassed the nation with that very, very hot, sticky weather. the flow around it allowing for the moisture to move in to the eastern portion of the bay area. and that includes the sierra nevada. so we will look for the thunderstorm activity from the northern and southern sierra, in fact the flash flood watch throughout the day today. we saw the thunderstorms yesterday. so if you are traveling today or tomorrow, be aware of that. we can see some very heavy downpours from time to time in the mountains, the foothills. and by tomorrow, sunday, the focus shifts closer to home. really the south bay and portions of monterey. so not only is slight chance of a thunderstorm, but more likely the high clouds, the mid-level clouds and maybe the muggy feel to the air here as a piece of energy here drifts to the west. so this afternoon we will see more moisture in the sierra, the spine of the sierra so that's going to be the setup for the week
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Jul 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
? ahead a big crowd came out for a big celebration. the long wait for a permanent library comes to an end for folks in one neighborhood. and then -- >> he knows what's going on. >> he knows what you're doing. >> he's got to be able to breathe. >> a close encounter for whale researchers. ahead how they saved a harpback's life. >> hi there, everyone. i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. we'll take a look at live doppler 7 hd, so where the severe storms are happening right now, plus our accuweather >> thieves stole more than two dozen firearms from a military base in southern california. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms says 26ak-74 assault rifles and a sniper rifle were stolen from a fly warehouse at fort erwin in san bernardino county on july 15th. arrests have been made, but no details were given. only one rifle was recovered. there's a $10,000 for information leading to more arrests. >>> after more than 75 years in temporary spaces a permanent library is open tonight in san francisco's visitacion valley neighborhood. a loud crowd came out today for the grand opening celebration, in
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00am PDT
is overdoing it with the screen wipes. >> maybe that is a big problem. screen wipes. >> i their they can afford a few screen wipes. >> pry the windshield wipers off the car and you may need them once in a while. widespread rain event, july has been much different than june in that respect. marine layer clouds, as we look down from mount tamalpais they are more widespread hoovy is look from the bottom up some of clouds and higher clouds, what is left over from mid moisture down from the south. talk about temperatures, still in the 50s in fairfield, concord antioch, livermore, san jose, everybody else in the 50s, around the monterey bay and inland, we have a thick cloud deck and temperatures hanging around the mid-50s. sunshine and cooler conditions. we'll see the sunshine and feel the cooler conditions today. the clouds still linger at the coast. now with the clouds at the coast it will be easier for those to come inland tonight. look for clouds to increase just about every night as the sea breeze gets stronger the next couple of days. that will help the highs continued their downward tumble. yo
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00am PDT
/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> in today's tech bites a warning, new scams on the social network. one is disguised as a video of casey anthony confessing to her attorney. users are being asked to not click on the links. >> spotofy boasts instant access to tracks. it's free with ads or pay monthly fee to skip the plugs. >> cosmopolitan magazine, next month will start selling cosmo for guys. it advises every men on sexual preferences and the magazine has long following among men. those are the tech bites the. >>> it appears beachgoers have less beach to go at lake tahoe this summer. they say the lake levels are five feet higher than usual. the water is up because of the snow. more than 61 feet fell this season. lake level could continue to rise until late july. >> it's now 6:25, new tactic that is abo
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
. sunday's game will be shown on a big screen tv at san francisco's civic center plaza. agreed big crowd was there to cheer for the team. >> i love it and it's really exciting to be out. >> sunday's viewing party is free and could it be. will we have a brandi moment. that would be awesome. >> that was the highest rated women's soccer rating ever. we'll see what happens on sunday possibly the biggest ever. >>> look at you, full of facts and knowledge. >> i need that nor mike nicco. mr. moon shine we call him. >> it's like watching the women play more. it seems like more pure soccer. that is my opinion. give my opinion on the weather forecast. did he really say that? [ laughter ] >> i just can't stand it when the guys stand up and try to run again. can't stand it. >> clouds are not as plef lent the cold front change the air mass. but it is breezy. look at the winds out of the west gusting around 23 miles an hour. 15 at oakland, 18 at hayward. 26 at concord and southwest wind. 15 at fairfield. if you are driving in sacramento nice tail wind. the temperatures are in the low to upper 50s, 50
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00am PDT
the big jump on monday and tuesday as temperatures are back to average for most of next week. good morning, sue. a lot of construction this time of year. >> that's right. overnight road work. this is san rafael and the reason i'm showing you this, they are down to one lane. this is southbound direction and you can see traffic is backed up. we're getting reports from marinwood. they should have it cleared up by 6:00 but it's slow and go out of san rafael. no problems on the golden gate bridge. there are flashing lights and reconfiguring the lanes southbound but not much in the way of fog. as i mentioned earlier, "h" train number one getting a little late start, 5-10 minutes late. >>> all right. thanks so much. >> the question this morning, who wants to be a millionaire? the city you might want to move to. >> you don't want these.... >> was he lying or seriously misinformed. the movement to validate and restore an initiative. >> and unvaccinated children are getting in sacramento. >> and they want to know if british tabloids hacked the phones >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sl
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Jul 16, 2011 8:00am PDT
. safeway says the ban violates the constitutional right to sell cigarettes. originally big box stores had been allowed to sell cigarettes. they found it discriminated against other pharmacies and the city extend that had ban. >> the smoking ban in san francisco has been in place for years but a change to that law last year is having an impact on places where a certain kind of smoking has koorntd continued. they are cracking down on hooka lounges. >> you fill it up with water halfway. >> he demonstrates the hookah at polk street tobacco shot which is next door to hookah dream lounge. he says his dad put $100,000 into the lounge and isn't sure what to do next. >> a lot of families are going to go broke. who knows what is going to happen. >> its water pipe for smoking flavored tobaccos through a long tube. multiple users can use different mouthpieces. they say it's nothing like cigarette tobacco. >> but the department of public health disagrees. >> there is a lot of science that exposure from the hookah is equal not greater than cigarettes because of the number of people and amount of time.
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Jul 17, 2011 5:00am PDT
but not a big east wave by any means. >> at least we are getting toward normal. >> taking the chill off. >> yeah. thanks, lisa. have you been watching the women's soccer team in well, in sports later this morning the u.s. women's soccer team will try to complete their magical run with a went over japan in the final world cup final. the coverage begins at 11:00 on person. last night barry zito owes run came to a halt in san diego. here's collin with the morning sports. >> good morning. the padres entered last night's game against the giants having failed to hit multiple home runs in 56 straight games, the second longest streak in team history and i just jinxed barry zito. a winner of three straights since coming off the disabled list. he looked sharp until last night, that is. he's not a home run hitter, but that thing is gone. other three run homer to left. his second of the year guzman had him dialed in. two batters later, orlando hudson, another guy in the known for his power, he takes zito out of the yard and another three run shot. 8 earned runs in three plus for zito. padres is 11, giants 3
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
gathered in civic center plaza to watch the game on big screen. two u.s.a. fans they were disappointed of the loss but still happy for japan. >> it was dramatic. we'll get them next year. >> team u.s.a. doesn't have a lot of time to dwell on the loss. they are getting to set for the 2012 olympics. i just hate the way it ended, i know that is rule but i hate to see it end that way after 90 minutes of trying so hard. a lot of people are hoarse from the screaming over the weekend. >> a lot of fun over the weekend. >> bring it on. >> and beautiful picture from sutro tower. we are looking down the golden gate bridge, few clouds trying to make a late entrance this morning. acts around the coast and golden gate but the rest of us is clear. cooler this morning, 1-8 degrees. 48 in half moon bay. let's head down to the monterey bay and few more clouds, temperatures in the low 50s and clear 49 in gilroy. today, our first highlights, sunny and warmer. more clouds and see a little bit tonight, close coastal drizzle that will slow the warming and definitely have warming temperatures throughout the w
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
from southern california into our neighborhoods. lows from yesterday pulling away big trough starting to move a little bit and another reason i think a warming trend is well in the forecast. for right now, we have upper 50s to low 60s in many areas. we do have mid-50s around oakland and san francisco and santa rosa is getting close to a qaert of mile. by the afternoon hours, inland areas like east bay valleys will warm a little bit today while the rest of us will be stagnant because of the cloud cover early this morning. i expect by noon the clouds will move back to the coast and afternoon hours, you see the northwest wind and start to clear the clouds along the coast. low to mid-70s around oakland and san mateo and fremont, mid 80s in the east bay valleys. mid on 80s morgan hill and gilroy. about 68 in onto ray today. warming trend continues for everybody tomorrow and it could even be warmer than average sunday and monday of next week. good morning, sue. >>> good morning. a potential problem for commuters in the san leandro area. we've got an accident on the 880 freeway north on the
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Jul 5, 2011 5:00am PDT
at 94. you have a big spread on the peninsula, 86 in palo alto. low to mid-60s around the coast. downtown san francisco and sausalito a little more sunshine for you, 88 in san rafael. clearlake, hundred. east bay shore, sea breeze will keep berkeley, richmond in the 70s and farther south, low to mid-80s. no influence as all from the sea breeze. mid to upper 90s to hundred in brentwood. in monterey. to even near 90 in gilroy and morgan hill. again over in the coliseum, mariners and a's, clear and pretty comfortable, 74 dropping down to a cool 61. then over at at&t park, ten minutes later, we're taking on the padres, clouds will roll in, 65 down to 60 degrees. 50s and 60s tonight with clouds mainly at the coast. look for those to be prevalent every morning in the forecast as the sea breeze kicks in and temperatures are around 8-16 degrees cooler by saturday. have a great day. >>> heading back to san mateo, sig alert for an injury crash on southbound 101. three left lanes remain blocked at this time. let's take a check of your drive times. things are starting to get sluggish from 2
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Jul 13, 2011 11:00am PDT
. the incredible drama playing out on the big screen tv. amy hollyfield was there to watch the, site. and joins us with more. >> the crowd was on the feet when the goals were scored but now everyone seems to be focused on the finals. a dedicated crowd. it's very cold here at civic center plaza but those here can't watch say they can't imagine watching it anyplace else. this crowd was larger than the one over the weekend. u.s.a. fever appears to be spreading. >> it's very exciting to be out. enjoying soccer with friends. >> it's so fun and then you see it. you are like, i could do that. i just like it. >> we can't control the weather but soccer is an international game and this is an international city and the opportunity to celebrate women's sports and do something is free it's totally worth it. >> it was the game against brazil that took everyone's breath away 5-3. it all came down to the penalty kick. today looked almost easy they took france away 3-1. they the screen will keep up and screen for sunday's final game the u.s.a. women's team first time in the finals. they expect a big crowd and ent
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
appearance yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
big problem for commuters heading into silicon valley a fatal accident on 101. sue hall has the latest. >> there is big problem. santa clara as you head toward san jose two lanes blocked with an accident fatal accident motorcycle and emergency crews are on the scene. it is south of expressway. you can see traffic slowing as you head toward san jose. they are trying to get the accident out of there as quickly as possible. >>> san francisco police chief is holding a community meeting over the officer shooting death in the bayview. police provided more evidence that the suspect shot first but activists don't believe it. amy hollyfield has more. >> reporter: protest came through the castro. check out the damage that was done. this is bank of america at 18th and castro that had its window shattered. reports of smoke bombs thrown inside the muni station here. this protest started at 5:00 yesterday afternoon and came through the castro around 6:00. no one was hurt but someone did throw a hammer at police officers. police declared an unlawful assembly around 7:45 last night. that is when they
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Jul 23, 2011 5:00am PDT
reports. >> the explosions shattered the city. >> i heard a big -- they arrived. they fired. people were in the street injured. >> the streets carpeted with broken glass. windows blown out. smoke rising from the center of town. >> you could actually smell the burning from the glass. >> it looked like a war zone. there was people running around with blood from the head. it was kind of panic. >> bystanders raced to help the injured. worst hit a government building, home to the prime minister. luckily he was not there. also damaged the headquarters of a tabloid newspaper, as well as smaller buildings here by. inside those buildings, the dead. and those too badly wounded to get out. rescue efforts last into the night. while everyone else in oslo was warned to stay away from the downtown area. then two hours later, on an island less than an hour away from the capital, a nightmare of a different kind. a man described as tall and blonde, who police linked to the earlier bombings, opened fire on a camp for teenagers learning about politics. people fled, jumping into the water trying to swim away
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00pm PDT
to the amount of raising the debt limit but, it does not have that balanced budget proposal. and big question is whether he can get enough support with democrats and maybe a few republicans to get that passed through the house before tuesday deadline. it does not look very hopeful. at this point we talked with our abc political analyst, and he said we've moved away from an agreement, not towards an agreement with this boehner vote. >> the boehner vote in, doing that moved away from td position the democrats wanted. but let's go forward here. and if you had to put percentages on this, how much is due to real ideological differences? how much is political post you'ring? and we've got an election coming up. and this is in a year and a half. less than that. what is the percentages if you just had to throw it out there? >> this is largely political. i nrgs the tea party has their pledge not to raise taxes and i think speaker boehner tried to make his proposal more acceptable so he can get this proposal passed. and his speakership is in jeopardy if he cannot marshal his troops. and he may have save
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am PDT
is on the scene of a big accident on interstate 280. chp has issued a sig laertd. >> good morning. we have an issue behind me a live shot there. we've got a sig alert in effect this morning, roadway is shut down. this was video taken earlier this morning. 280 northbound at 19th street off-ramp. it remains closed while the officers and officials do their investigation. a car versus a pedestrian there. did not fare well for the pedestrian. 19th off-ramp remains closed at this hour while the investigation is ongoing. your alternate route would be junipero sierra boulevard. we do have a high wind advisory on the bay bridge. >>> our top story, reviews get underway on the controversial bart police shooting that killed a man at a san francisco station. last night ang bring gri protestors managed to shut down three stations during the commute. amy hollyfield is live at the civic center with the very latest. >> we are in oakland at the kaiser center. this is where the reviews will get underway. there will be bart officials looking into this and a citizen review board and have public outrage to answ
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00am PDT
about is a big deal. >> a sanford student developed the technology. the key is that his camera can capture more light than others. >> how many times tried to take a picture of the kids and the kids are out of focus. sometimes they aren't even in front of the camera. >> let's talk to mike with a look at the forecast and how warm it's going to be. >> good morning so far. it's going to be another warm one outside. beautiful picture from sutro tower back to the east bay hills all the way to mount diablo. you can see how clear it is this morning. warm oranges, take a look at temperatures. morning stroll, it's low to mid-70s. still pretty warm around concord and antioch. low to mid-50s, fremont, redwood city, san jose, lblgs, san rafael, everybody else in the upper 50s until you get to 49 degrees in half moon bay. let's talk about why it's going to be so warm again today, but not quite as warm as yesterday. sea breeze is going to return later this afternoon. that is going to drop our temperatures 7 degrees at the coast. we'll still see 90s in the inadvanced valleys. mid to upper 50s alon
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am PDT
, richmond city council approved the municipal i.d. program. the police favor the program. >> big story weather-wise, it's going to be hot in a few areas. we're looking forward in the forecast to some cooler weather, could be below average over the weekend. >> and things are looking good over the bay bridge toll plaza, no problems on the upper deck but caltrans are working on the lower deck until about 6:00 this morning. >> in just a few hours, facebook takes the wrap off the latest features. mark zuckerberg promises it will be awesome. >>> a little drama. thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm terry mcsweeney. in a race against time off the waters off of baja, california they look for seven men missing since sunday morning. coastguard is assisting in the search but so far turned up nothing. amy hollyfield is live from coastguard island in alameda. family members are hoping for a miracle here. >> they are. coastguard has covered 14 high school miles and one of family members says she was told that the search would be called off o at 2:00 a.m. on friday. the family is still h
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